Player of the Year Championship

2016/17 competition

Gold Cup Autumn Congress Prem League P-a-B Teams National Pairs Easter Pairs Spring Fours Summer Meeting Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st David Bakhshi 4 16 6 26
2nd= Alexander Allfrey 4 16 20
2nd= Mike Bell 4 16 20
2nd= Tony Forrester 4 16 20
2nd= David Gold 4 16 20
2nd= Andrew Robson 4 16 20
7th Espen Erichsen 16 1 17
8th= Boye Brogeland 16 16
8th= Simon Gillis 16 16
8th= Tom Hanlon 16 16
8th= Espen Lindqvist 16 16
8th= Zia Mahmood 16 16
13th Martin Jones 8 3 4 15
14th= Jeffrey Allerton 8 6 14
14th= Frances Hinden 8 6 14
14th= Chris Jagger 8 6 14
14th= Graham Osborne 8 6 14
18th Neil Rosen 8 4 12
19th= Sally Brock 8 2 10
19th= Barry Myers 8 2 10
19th= Robert Sheehan 8 2 10
22nd= Andy Hughes 8 8
22nd Ian Pagan 8 8
22nd Steve Preston 8 8
25th= Ollie Burgess 6 6
25th= Richard Granville 6 6
25th= Graham Sadie 6 6
28th= Janet De Botton 4 1 5
28th= Artur Malinowski 4 1 5
28th= Nick Sandqvist 4 1 5
28th= Tom Townsend 4 1 5
32nd= Peter Clinch 4 4
32nd= Ian Draper 4 4
32nd= Janet De Botton 4 4
32nd= Julian Mitchell 4 4
32nd= Dror Padon 4 4
32nd= Kay Preddy 4 4
32nd= Norman Selway 4 4
32nd= Brian Senior 1 3 4
32nd= Nevena Senior 1 3 4
32nd= Colin Simpson 1 3 4
32nd= Jeremy Willans 4 4
43rd= Tom Dessain 3 3
43rd= Jason Hackett 1 2 3
43rd= Ed Jones 1 2 3
43rd= Tugrul Kaban 3 3
43rd= Abbey Smith 3 3
43rd= Kitty Teltscher 3 3
49th= Paul Barden 2 2
49th= Roger Gibbons 2 2
49th= David Kendrick 2 2
49th= Glyn Liggins 1 1 2
49th= Jonathan Mestel 2 2
49th= Steve Root 2 2
49th= Lynton Stock 2 2
56th= Paul Bowyer 1 1
56th= Norrie Buxton 1 1
56th= Michael Byrne 1 1
56th= Liz Commins 1 1
56th= Simon Cope 1 1
56th= John Cox 1 1
56th= Peter Crouch 1 1
56th= Catherine Curtis 1 1
56th= Kieran Dyke 1 1
56th= Joe Fawcett 1 1
56th= Paul Fegarty 1 1
56th= Ben Green 1 1
56th= Justin Hackett 1 1
56th= Duncan Happer 1 1
56th= John Holland 1 1
56th= Alex Hydes 1 1
56th= Alistair Kent 1 1
56th= Jim Mason 1 1
56th= Hugh McGann 1 1
56th= Andrew McIntosh 1 1
56th= David Mossop 1 1
56th= Alan Mould 1 1
56th= Sandra Penfold 1 1
56th= David Price 1 1
56th= Nicola Smith 1 1
56th= Roman Smolski 1 1
56th= David Stevenson 1 1
56th= Peter Taylor 1 1

Competition overview

Players will gain points based on finishing in the top places of the most prestigious events on the EBU calendar.

The tournaments and points awarded are as follows:

Teams Events Winner Runner-up Semifinals Quarterfinals
Gold Cup 16 8 4 1
Spring Fours 14 8 4 1
Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Premier League (Division 1) 16 8 4 2
Crockfords 12 6 4 2 1 1 1 1
Four Stars Team - Summer Meeting 8 4 2 1
National Point-a-Board Teams 6 3 2 1
Pairs Events Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th
Swiss Pairs - Summer Meeting 12 6 3 2 1
National Pairs 8 4 2 1
Guardian Trophy - Easter Congress 6 3 2 1
Two Star Pairs - Autumn Congress 6 3 2 1

The player accumulating the most place points in the year will win the prize of £1000. In the event of a tie the prize will be shared.

For the purposes of the competition the 'year' is events which finish in the period 1st October to 30th September (some events may start before that date).

In the event of a tie for any placings, the points for that and the lower position will be shared, with the exception of the final award in which case the lowest award will be given to both pairs/teams. For example, a tie for 2nd and 3rd place in the National Pairs would see both pairs awarded 3 points - (4+2)/2. If two pairs tied for 4th in the National Pairs, all four players would receive 1 point.

While this competition will appeal to those battling for the top prize, we also hope that it will prompt some friendly rivalries amongst those lower down the points list as they vie for bragging rights and aim to see their name listed alongside the game's elite. Previous experience indicates that the prize money will be covered by an increase in entries.

Final standings

The complete tables are available here: